Humanoids from the Deep (1980)


The movie Humanoids from the Deep (1980) is a science fiction horror film directed by Barbara Peeters and Jimmy T. Murakami. It stars Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, and Lynn Schiller. The film follows the story of a small coastal town that becomes terrorized by humanoid creatures that emerge from the sea.

The movie Humanoids from the Deep (1980) takes place in Noyo, a fishing village that is preparing for its annual salmon festival. However, the festival takes a dark turn when genetically mutated humanoid creatures begin attacking and killing the townspeople. These creatures, a result of a secret experiment gone wrong, are half-human and half-fish, driven by a primal instinct to mate and reproduce.

The film focuses on the efforts of a local fisherman, Jim Hill, played by Doug McClure, and a marine biologist, Dr. Susan Drake, played by Ann Turkel, to stop the rampage of the humanoids. As they investigate the origins of the creatures, they uncover a conspiracy involving a pharmaceutical company that conducted the genetic experiments.

The movie Humanoids from the Deep (1980) explores themes of science gone wrong, environmental destruction, and the consequences of tampering with nature.


  • Doug McClure as Jim Hill
  • Ann Turkel as Dr. Susan Drake
  • Vic Morrow as Hank Slattery
  • Lynn Schiller as Carol Hill


  • The movie Humanoids from the Deep (1980) was originally titled “Beneath the Darkness” but was changed to its current title for marketing purposes.
  • The film faced controversy due to its explicit violence and sexual content, leading to some scenes being edited or removed in certain releases.
  • Humanoids from the Deep (1980) was produced by Roger Corman’s New World Pictures and was one of several creature feature films released during that time.



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023